KO submitted a bill to protect gas consumers against increases

“High energy prices will drive inflation and soar. PiS’s proposals are insufficient – freeze (for consumers only) the already increased gas prices. To counteract high prices Koalicja Obywatelska has submitted a comprehensive bill that also helps entrepreneurs “ – the head of the KO club Borys Budka informed on Twitter on Tuesday evening.

On the same day in the evening it took place KO club meeting. Even during its duration, the spokesman of the PO Jan Grabiec informed about the club submits a bill on gas prices, thus confirming the information provided by Budka. Grabiec also stated that the project is “more comprehensive than the government project” and introduces solutions “ensuring lower gas prices for enterprises”.

Budka posted on the internet a document confirming the submission of the bill by the KO club. The members of the club asked the Marshal of the Sejm, Elżbieta Witek, to urgently assign a print number to the submitted bill. KO deputies also brought in Fr. supplementing the plan for the next Sejm meeting o the point covering the first reading of the draft. The document shows that the applicants will be represented by the treasurer of the KO club, Krzysztof Gadowski.

Even before the end of last year, the media began reporting that gas price increases for some audiences they even reach several hundred percent. This mainly applies to business entities, local governments, but also some communities and housing cooperatives that have their own gas boiler houses (collective boiler houses).

This is why head of the Civic Platform, Donald Tusk recalled on Tuesday at a press conference that even before the New Year, he addressed Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki with an appeal to measures to protect residents who have been affected by drastic increases in gas prices. He also assured that the KO club would submit a bill that would protect hospitals, nursing homes, and cultural institutions (theaters, libraries) against a radical increase in gas prices. He argued that for this type of entities this hike may turn out to be lethal.

– We will also offer protection to those for whom the increase in gas prices is also a de facto death sentence – I am talking about these small entrepreneurs – about those who run bakeries, pizzerias, shops, and where the increase in gas prices means a complete impossibility to continue this small, often family business – Tusk stressed.

In December The energy regulatory office announced that as a result of the increase in gas tariffs approved by the President of the Energy Regulatory Office, the largest seller, PGNiG OD, the monthly bills of households using gas to prepare meals will increase by approx. PLN 9 net per month. The office also said that from 1 January 2022, the total average increase in the electricity bill of an average household will amount to approx. 24%, which means an increase of approx. PLN 21 net per month.

On January 3, KO submitted a bill to the Sejm, which changes the definition of an individual recipient as far as the Energy Law is concerned. As PO spokesman Jan Grabiec said at the time, the change introduces the principle that regardless of whether someone lives in a single-family house, in a block of flats, has a direct contract with the gas plant, or is represented by a cooperative or housing association, each apartment will have the same the tariff itself, protected by the ERO.


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